Covid vs devils and demons

It occured to me that COVID threat is very similar to devils and demons.

Both COVID and the devils are “seen”, or “perceived” somehow by a very select elite of people. In the case of demons, it’s the priests and monks, in the case of COVID, it’s the scientist and doctors.

Both the demons and the viruses are a thread that can hurt you, or your family, or friends, unless you take the cure convenienly provided by the people that can directly “see”, or “perceive” the threat. The cure is either the holy water, or the vaccine. And you have to pay to be protected. Of course, the cure is not perfect, you can never be too careful, that’s why you have to protect yourself with prayer, incense and herbs. Or in the case of the virus, a mask and wash your hands.
And keep your distance, because if you go too close, the demons might infect the people around you, just like COVID.

In some specific time periods, some people believed in devils & all, today not so much, but today people believe in viruses.
And of course, there’s the nonbelievers. They are called sinners, heretics, infidels, crazies, or whatever negative words are relevant in the time period. Some believers think that the sinners should be burned at the stake. Nowadays we don’t do that anymore of course, but at least metaphorically, public shaming, reputation destroying… Because, how dare they not to believe.

It’s a sensitive and tabu subject and nobody should talk about COVID that way. Because the proof comes to the scientists, direcly from studies, statistics and numbers and they can NEVER wrong, the same way the knowledge about devils and demons comes to the priests direcly from God and He is NEVER wrong.

Of course, this is all a metaphor.

The devils come from Hell, but the virus is here among us.

Presumably.

@notes #philosophy #imagination